Send attachments with your Gmail message

Add attachments, like files or photos, to your emails. To send large files over the size limit, like videos, use Google Drive.

Attach a file

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Gmail app Gmail.
  2. Tap Compose Compose.
  3. Tap Attach Attach.
  4. Tap Attach file or Insert from Drive.
  5. Choose the file you want to attach.

Note: For some file types, like ZIP files, you’ll need to download a file manager from Google Play before you can attach them.

Remove an attachment

After you add an attachment, you can remove it. To the right of the attachment name, tap Close Close.

Attachment size limit

  • Gmail account: 20 MB
  • Non-Gmail account: Up to 25 MB, depending on your email provider

For larger attachments, you can insert using Google Drive.

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